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WHERE THE EDITOR WAS STUMPED
We started to write a mighty line editorial on the relations of man to
woman and community co-operation, when we ran across this Btory, which
Side by side at Red Bank, N. J., live the families of Carroll B. West
and George E. Poulsan. Mrs. Poulson has built a fence 30 feet long and
14 feet high between tthe two homes- She has been arrested for threaten
ing to horeswhip Mr. West and she threatens to have West arrested for
hitting her with a pipe. She says:
"Yea, I did tell Mr. West that I would horsewhip him. I've been saving
a horsewhip lor him for some time and I told him last Friday that I was
going to use it oa him, too. The Wests not only sneaked my cook, Marie,
away from me last spring, but they are always leering and peering at me
from their windows and piazza. I have had to be awfully careful to draw
the shades in my home.
"First thing I knew Mrs. West began to smile sweetly at Marie. Then
she got Mane for $7 a month more. When I saw a drainpipe pouring water
from the West house into our yard, I bought a leader pipe and attached it
so that the water stayed in Mrs. West's yard. West pulled it off and threw
it into our yard, hitting my leg."
Listen toWest, who is, a nice, round, little fellow who believes in Hague
"The row Btarted from a blasted cook and when Mrs. Poulson told me
she was going to horsewhip me, thinks I, she's the one that could turn the
trick. So now she is under bonds.
"I did throw that lead pipe back info the Poulsons' yard. 1 don't need
to have other people buy pieces of pipe for me,' says r to Mrs. Poulson.
But she rushed out and tossed that pipe back. We pitched it back and
forth into each other's yards all the afternoon.
" Tm a man,' I announced, 'and I can stand this sort of work for hours
"Well, that sort of took the heart out of her and she finally gave Up
with the pipe on her side of the line.
"But as soon as Mr. Poulson came home he pranced up oil my piazza
and started to talk. Thinking at last I had a chance to do business with a
man, I got out of my chair ready to say and do things manly. But Mrs.
West says to me, 'Carroll,' says she, 'you Bit right down again and say
"So I sat right down in my chair and folded my hands like a little lamb
and never said 3oo!' I have always thought that if we men could get to- '
gether we could straighten this women's war all out But it looks as If we
These Wests and Poulsons are perfectly good people. But they are
human. With such demonstrations right in the current news, what's the
Use Qf an editor trying to compose "human interest" matter right out of.